Mayor promises London improvements in time for 2012

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has published his new London Plan which establishes his blueprint for boosting the capital’s status as the best place in the world to live or do business and improving the quality of life for all Londoners.

The new Plan, which is clearer and more user-friendly than its predecessor, focuses on key areas for London’s development over the next two decades against a background of a growing city: economic development, tackling climate change and other environmental issues, housing and transport.

It particularly focuses on ensuring there are enough homes and jobs for a growing and increasingly diverse city, and to make sure the infrastructure London needs – ranging from transport to schools – is planned for and delivered effectively. At its heart is the protection of those things that define the capital and a determination to improve the quality of life for current and future generations.

The Plan also has a key part to play in helping the Mayor to achieve a successful legacy for the 2012 Games – his highest regeneration priority – and delivers on his commitment to strengthen the protection of London’s World Heritage Sites and views across the city of key London landmarks.

The Mayor is issuing a consultation an update to the London View Management Framework. The Mayor wants to ensure that developers across the capital have all the information they need to implement the new policies on views in the London Plan.

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Addressing all parts of London, the Plan also reflects the recommendations of the Outer London Commission to support growth in London’s outer boroughs which received a huge lift recently with the announcement by the Mayor of £50m fund to boost regeneration and rejuvenation of town centres in outer London.

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: “It is absolutely vital to the UK economy that we maintain and grow London’s status as the world’s leading business centre and ensure it is one of the best cities to live and work in. These objectives are fundamentally linked and we will not achieve one without the other. My new London Plan gives us a clear, concise vision of how we can make this happen.

“This is just the beginning. This Plan must work for London, a huge metropolis that is constantly changing, so I will continue to update and change it as necessary, to keep this great city moving.”